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story.lead_photo.caption Submitted Photo Judy Gail McNeely, 14, daughter of Roy and Stacy Johnson and Rob McNeely, of Westville, Okla., is a contestant for 2018 Lincoln Riding Club junior queen.

LINCOLN -- Judy Gail McNeely believes all dreams and inspirations are attainable and that propels her.

The Westville, Okla., cowgirl in pursuit of the 2018 Lincoln Riding Club junior queen crown thinks winning the pageant will demonstrate one of her core values, and as a bonus she'll get to promote the sport she loves called rodeo.

Judy Gail, as she is known, is the 14-year-old daughter of Roy and Stacy Johnson and Rob McNeely, of Westville, Okla. Judy Gail just completed the eighth grade at Westville Junior High School. Judy Gail loves animals and hopes to one day become a veterinary physician. She fell in love with horses after her first ride at the age of four. Horses are a big part of Judy Gail's life and the love of the arena led her to purchase her horse Dixie, which she describes as "a southern beauty from the great state of Texas."

Whether from the stands or the arena, Judy Gail truly loves the atmosphere of the rodeo. She thinks winning the Lincoln Riding Club junior queen will show that a cowgirl's ambitions can be achieved. She feels those involved in rodeo benefit from the exchange of experience when putting forth the effort to be a part of the sport.

"Serving as the LRC junior queen would be an honor and a dream come true," Judy Gail said. "It would enable me to do something that truly matters and keep the western heritage alive and allow me to give back what rodeo has so generously given me."

Judy Gail eagerly looks forward to the pageant competition, saying, "Through this experience I hope to receive knowledge, growth, and lasting relationships that will benefit me a lifetime."

Sports on 08/08/2018

Print Headline: Attainable Dreams

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